Law School Tuition & Fees

The 2021 law school tuition at Northwestern University School of Law is $66,806. The law school tuition has increased by 3.73% from last year. The 2021 undergraduate tuition & fees is $60,768. The graduate school tuition & fees other than law school is $56,567.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $21,504 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school-owned apartment) and $21,504 when a student lives off campus.
Northwestern University School of Law 2021 Tuition & Fees
20202021
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,402$66,806
Undergraduate Program$58,701$60,768
Graduate Program$56,567$56,567
On-campus Living Costs$20,920$21,504
Off-campus Living Costs$20,920$21,504

2021 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2021 average LSAT score for Northwestern University School of Law is 171. Compared to the average LSAT of all law schools, Northwestern University School of Law's LSAT score is higher (competitive score) (the average is 158).
The average GPA is 3.86, which is the higher (competitive score) of other law schools (average is 3.55).
Northwestern University School of Law 2021 LSAT and GPA
201920202021
LSAT
75th Percentile170171172
50th Percentile169169171
25th Percentile164165167
GPA
75th Percentile3.93.923.93
50th Percentile3.843.853.86
25th Percentile3.583.563.6

2021 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2021 acceptance rate at Northwestern University School of Law is 13.9% where 7,410 applicants have applied to and 1,031 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Northwestern University School of Law is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 39.9%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 22.7% where 234 students finally enrolled out of 1,031 admitted students. The yield Northwestern University School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 39.9%).
Northwestern University School of Law 2021 Acceptance Rate and Yield
201920202021
Applicants5,3135,4417,410
Admitted1,0279801,031
Enrolled240234234
Acceptance Rate19.3%18.0%13.9%
Yield23.4%23.9%22.7%

2021 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,181 law school students have enrolled to Northwestern University School of Law. 769 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 412 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
248 first-time students have enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law. By gender, 108 male , 139 female, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law. With 14 pre-admitted students, there are 248 first-time law school Students at Northwestern University School of Law.
Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2021 Student Population at Northwestern University School of Law
201920202021
Total Enrollment1,1191,1481,181
JD Enrollment752747769
Non-JD Enrollment367401412
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)3249-
2021 First-year Student Population Northwestern University School of Law
20202021
Total243248
Men122108
Women117139
Other41

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Northwestern University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 96.03% - 227 students have taken and 218 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Illinois average bar exam pass rate (0%).
2021 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Northwestern University School of Law
201920202021
Number of Graduates229240256
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total224224227
New Graduates212216212
Prior Year Graduates12814
Early Exam Takers001
No Exam Takers6230
Exam Passer206206218
Exam Pass Rate91.97%91.97%96.03%
Illinois Pass Rate75.14%76.05%0%